Global Patent Index - EP 2417922 A1

EP 2417922 A1 2012-02-15 - Expandable thoracic access port

Title (en)

Expandable thoracic access port

Title (de)

Erweiterbarer Anschluss für thorakalen Zugang

Title (fr)

Port d'accès thoracique extensible

Publication

EP 2417922 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 11250719 A

Priority

  • US 37293910 P
  • US 201113166878 A

Abstract (en)

A surgical access assembly for positioning within an opening in tissue including an outer member positionable outside a patient and defining an opening therein to receive a surgical instrument. The outer member has a first portion and a second portion wherein at least one of the first and second portions is movable with respect to the other portion. The assembly also includes an inner member positionable within a patient and a flexible member extending between the inner member and outer member, wherein movement of one of the first and second portions of the outer member adjusts tension on the flexible member to retract tissue. A locking mechanism locks the outer member in a plurality of select expanded positions. The locking mechanism includes first engagement structure on the first portion engageable with the second portion and a slidable member movable to a locking position to retain the first and second portions in the select expanded position.

IPC 8 full level

A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61B 17/02 (2006.01)

CPC

A61B 17/0218 (2013.01); A61B 17/3423 (2013.01); A61B 17/3431 (2013.01); A61B 17/3439 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0225 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3427 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3488 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

None

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

BA ME

DOCDB simple family

EP 2417922 A1 20120215; EP 2417922 B1 20160803; AU 2011204922 A1 20120301; CA 2746619 A1 20120212; CN 102397105 A 20120404; CN 102397105 B 20160210; JP 2012040381 A 20120301; US 2012041269 A1 20120216; US 2014058207 A1 20140227; US 8597180 B2 20131203; US 9168031 B2 20151027